How To Take Care Of Your Diamond Jewelry
Every woman has or at least wishes to own her special little sparkle to be it a pair of humble diamond studs or beloved engagement ring.
Therefore, it is important to know how to maintain your diamond jewellery in a best form in order to pass it on to future generations.
It is no secret that diamonds are considered to be one of the hardest natural substances known to man but what many do not know is that they are also susceptible to damage. Once they are in jewellery settings, diamonds are at risk from chipping, cracking, or scratching so it is important to take the utmost care when cleaning or wearing your pieces.
Here are some tips for keeping your diamonds sparkling for a lifetime!
Handling and Care
1. You should have your diamond jewellery checked by a professional jeweller at least once a year. The prongs and mountings should be checked to make sure the diamond is still held tightly in place. This is an important precaution to take in order make sure that your diamond is not at risk from falling out of the setting.
2. You may want to remove your diamond jewelry when participating in physical exercise, as it is possible to scratch a diamond.
3. The color of your diamond and it's setting can be affected by household cleaners. To preserve the color make sure you remove your ring before using any chemical products.
4. Because diamonds are susceptible to scratching, it is best to store your diamond jewelry in its own place. This will not only prevent it from being damaged, but also from damaging other pieces of jewelry.
1. It is recommended that you should have your diamond jewelry professionally cleaned once or twice a year, depending on how dirty it gets. Full professional cleaning, including re-polishing, is not recommended to be done on a frequent basis. However, ultra-sonic cleaning is fine once or twice a year.
Most credible jewelers will have this service available.
2. If your diamond becomes dirty from everyday wear and exposure to the elements you can clean it using a mild liquid detergent. Soak the diamond in warm water with the household cleaning solution (e.g. fairy liquid) and gently rub with a soft bristled toothbrush.
3. Make sure to use a lint-free cloth when you dry off your diamond jewelry.
4. If you find that after cleaning there are still bits of grime stuck between the diamond and the setting you can flush them away with a dental Waterpik. A wooden toothpick may be used to push dirt away, but you must make sure you are extremely careful so that you do not damage the diamond or loosen the setting.
This article was a guestpost by Lina of 77diamonds.com.
Pictures of Diamonds Rings Courtesy of 77 Diamonds
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